Saudi Arabia

The WHO Representative’s Office in Saudi Arabia supports the Government and health authorities at central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues, and supporting and promoting research for health. 

Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities. WHO staff in Saudi Arabia include experts in the fields of health.

As the lead health agency, WHO works with many partners to support countries in reaching their national health development goals and to ensure that its efforts are coordinated.  In Saudi Arabia these include United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

32 552

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)


Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)


Primary health care units and centres (per 10000 population)


Total life expectancy at birth (years)


Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Saudi Arabia country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

Contact us

WHO Representative
PO Box 5583

Saudi Arabia WHO headquarters page